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Program for the 2020 SolarPACES Conference is Now Online

SolarPACES 2020 is coming up soon; starting Monday, 28th September. We are happy to update you on the latest news and program additions. Conference Program The full program of technical and plenary sessions is now available online. More than 400 contributions in the technical program among oral and poster presentations organized in [...]

Xavier Lara on How Spain’s Q4 Auction Can Achieve the 5 GW of Concentrated Solar Power it Wants

Spain’s National Energy and Climate Plan, the PNIEC (Plan Nacional de Industria, Energia y Clima) includes a desired 5 GW of Concentrated Solar Power added to its existing 2.3 GW, with 2.5 GW in a first tranche from 2021 to 2025 and a second 2.5 GW from 2026 to [...]

2020-09-17T18:31:32+00:0017-09-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

Sener sells three Concentrated Solar Power plants in Seville and Cádiz to the Qualitas fund

Q-Energy, the energy investment vehicle of Qualitas Equity (former Fotowatio investor), has bought from Sener and Masdar -subsidiary of Mubadala- the Concentrated Solar Power Torresol Energy Investments S.A. (“Torresol Energy”), owner of three solar thermal plants in Spain with a total capacity of 120 MW located in Seville and [...]

HelioControl Project Completed: Determination and control of aim points for heliostat fields in operation

Among concentrated solar power plants, solar tower systems are considered to have the greatest potential in terms of efficiency and cost reduction. In particular, costs can be saved on mirrors (heliostats), which account for between 30 and 40 percent of the investment. Frequent calibration or control of the heliostat [...]

Concentrated Solar Power towers’ impact on birdlife lower than expected

A study conducted by Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of AgriSciences has found that the 50 MW Khi Solar One Concentrated Solar Power facility, near Upington, is impacting on the surrounding bird life, but not to the extent expected. It is also possible to reduce the impact that concentrating solar power (CSP) [...]

2020-09-11T18:40:18+00:0011-09-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría|Etiquetas: , , , |

Protermosolar: Concentrated Solar Power generation accounted for 3.56% of total electricity production in Spain in August

Solar thermal energy in August reached 745 GWh, 5% more than the average of the last four years. Concentrated Solar Power energy in August has exceeded the average monthly electricity generation since 2015 by 5%, reaching 745 gigawatt hours (GWh), according to data from Red Eléctrica (Source: REE) collected by [...]

Aurora project may still include concentrated solar power as 1414 signs with Vast Solar

The once languishing Aurora Solar Energy Project has taken another important step forward this week after developer 1414 Degrees announced it may add modular concentrated solar power to the project’s current proposed mix of solar PV, battery storage and 1414’s proprietary thermal storage. Aurora was supposed to be the location [...]

High Temparature concentrated solar power plan with particle receiver and direct thermal storage

Clean solar energy with storage can help Europe reduce emissions and deliver a secure and cost-effective electricity supply. EU-funded research suggests that fluidised crystal particles trump molten salts as the heat transfer and storage medium. © Gilles Flamant Current state of the art concentrated solar power (CSP) plants use central [...]

Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Power project achieves 21.7 GWh production record in winter

The South African-based Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Power project, now in its fifth year of production, celebrated yet another huge production record. The 50MW Concentrated Solar Thermal Power (CSP) Parabolic Trough Power Plant with 9.3-hour storage set a new winter production record in August 2020. Bokpoort CSP CEO, Christo Spammer, shared [...]

Concentrated Solar Power will reach 20% of the energy matrix in Chile by 2050

This was stated by the Minister of Energy, Juan Carlos Jobet, who also said that by 2030 renewable energies will make up 70% of the energy matrix in Chile. The statements were in the framework of a virtual conference organized by the Cerro Dominador firm, which manages the construction of [...]

$2.5 million Department of Energy grant helps MSU engineering professor study solar energy

The three-year project was one of only 13 projects on Concentrated Solar Power research and development in the SETO FY2019 program from across the country to be funded by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. An assistant professor in Mississippi State’s Bagley College of Engineering is part of [...]

2020-09-08T21:28:42+00:0008-09-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: |

Where Very Hot Solar Thermochemistry Research is Today

Heat demand by industry is the world’s largest energy end-use, the IEA calculates. So how can we supply that with renewable energy? For some heat needs, it is possible today, using concentrated solar thermal (CST). Many industrial processes need heat at between 150ºC and 400ºC, which CST can meet commercially [...]

2020-09-08T11:42:36+00:0008-09-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: |

ACWA Power participates in leading Concentrated Solar Power industry event

Headquartered in Saudi Arabia, ACWA Power is a developer, investor and operator of a portfolio of power generation and desalinated water production plants with a presence in 11 countries in the Middle East and North Africa, Southern Africa and South-East Asia regions. In recent years, ACWA Power has actively been [...]